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The most frustrating thing is opening an article to find helpful information, and instead reading about some online surveys you can do, or an app you should try for a few cents. I mean, sure you can make a few bucks here and there, but not real, pay-the-bills type of money. You know? The kind that will fund your travels, pay for daycare, or just give you a work from home option.
After months of reading the same type of articles, I decided to do some research into legitimate mobile careers. And to save you the time and frustration, I have compiled a list of honest work from home (or anywhere) jobs. They may not get you rich fast, and some may require schooling, but they are real ways to make an income from your computer. Let's get into it.
10 Legitimate Ways to Make Money Online:
1. Virtual Assistant
Many companies and brands are now hiring virtual assistants. This is good for you if you are a very organized person, can multitask, and like to plan things out. Tasks typically include scheduling, replying to emails, entering data, keeping up with social media, and any other tasks the boss doesn't have time for.
Typically pays $15/hour or more.
Transcription typically involves you listening to audio files and typing out what you hear. Companies usually hire transcriptionists without a lot of prior experience, lots of job postings only require you to have a computer and keyboard to get started. Transcription tasks can vary from transcribing a college lecture to a doctor's medical dictation. Also, most companies allow you to make your own schedule.
Typically pays $25/hour or more.
3. Teach English
So many people are beginning to realize that teaching english online is a legitimate way to make money. With companies like VIPkid and GoFluent it's very possible you could land a teaching job from your couch (or AirBnb in Paris). Some require a degree, most don't. Do your research and choose a company that allows you to make your own schedule to maximize travel benefits ;)
Typically pays $15-20/hour.
4. Telephone Nurse
Obviously, for this one you are required to have a degree. But if that's something you already have, or are interested in, then this could be a great gig for you! Insurance companies, and health organizations often have a nurse ready to answer any questions any clients may have. Some companies that hire nurses for this reason include Humana, Aetna and UnitedHealth Group. Look into it if you're interested in spending a few hours on the phone, and the rest on the beach!
Typically pays $50,000/annually.
5. Independent Accountant
There is big money in accounting. If you have an accounting degree/diploma and enjoy working with numbers, then this is for you. Almost all companies prefer to outsource their accounting, this is where you come in. Companies will hire someone to handle to their books, as long it's done on time, they don't care where you are working from. Bring your laptop to the Maldives if you want, you can still make great money!
Typically pays $60,000/annually.
6. Customer Service Rep
Good with people? Can you work simultaneously on the phone and computer? Tons of companies are outsourcing their customer service reps. Duties include answering client calls, questions, and concerns. You may need to edit their client information, help them solve a problem, or deal with their rants about the products. Either way it's a valid way to make money while on the go, you can pick up the phone anywhere in the world.
Typically pays $10-18/hour.
7. Graphic Designer
If you are a highly creative person, and don't want a 9-5, then this is for you. Graphic design is a huge market right now, and pays as such. If you have a knack for design and detail consider going into graphic design.
Typically pays $56,000/annually.
7. Influencer and/or Blogger
If you are rolling your eyes seeing this as a "career," don't. There is big, big money in this niche today. Tons and tons of people are documenting their lives and travel and in return earn free trips, free hotel stays, and free items/gifts. Just log onto instagram, you'll see.
Typically pays $500-2000/ per sponsored post. Yup.
8. Travel Agent
Nope, not talking about the popular MLM's floating around. You can actually purchase the legitimate airline software if you are a member of IATA, and sell travel independently. Of course doing this through an MLM may be easier and cheaper, but you'll earn a lot less commission per sale. If you love to travel and are a passionate salesmen (or saleswomen), then this may be for you.
Typically pays $35,000/annually.
9. Website Designer
You can teach yourself this very valuable skill. Google, Youtube, or a friend can easily teach you how to create websites, and in turn you can post your skill on sites like Fiverr. Choose your price, and start designing sites for companies, bloggers, and those with ideas but no technical skills. They'll thank you. With dollar signs ;)
Typically pays $46,000/annually. Or per project.
10. Social Media Manager
Social Media is the #1 way to make sales today. So obviously companies want their social medias up to date, and effective. However, many CEO's know it's not their speciality, and pass it on to someone younger who knows their way around each channel perfectly. Someone who understands their audience. That person could be you! If you know your way around Twitter and Instagram, then post your skills on a site like Fiverr or Upwork, and see if anyone needs your help!
Typically pays $50,000/annually.